Actor and producer Will Smith only joined Instagram four months ago, but he is already making a big impact on the social media platform.
He recently used the analogy of skydiving to communicate with his 15 million followers about the nature of fear and how God often allows us to experience fear before we see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Smith shared about his recent experience skydiving. "Skydiving is a really interesting confront with fear," he begins in the post.
He then goes on to explain the process of skydiving:
"So you get onto the airplane and you're sitting there, you fly and you go up to 14,000 feet and the guy walks up [to the edge] and you're looking down to death! Terror! They say on three ... and you fall out of the airplane and in one second you realize that it's the most blissful experience of your life."
The lesson he learned from this exhilarating experience is that "God placed the best things in life on the other side of fear."
“You realize at the point of maximum danger, is the point of minimum fear,” he added.
In a previous interview with The Christian Post, Smith shared that it was his grandmother who told him about faith.
"My grandmother was really my connection to God,” he said. "She was my spiritual teacher, she was that grandmother at the church, the one having the kids doing the Easter presentations and putting on the Christmas plays and her kids and grandkids had to be first. She was the most spiritually certain person that I had ever met in my entire life. Even to the point that when she was dying she was happy, like she was really excited about going to heaven.”
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Will Smith
Publication date: May 2, 2018
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.